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Directors and Staff



Dr. Paul W. Popiel
Director of Bands

Dr. Matthew O. Smith
Associate Director of Bands/Director, Marching Jayhawks

Sharon Toulouse
Assistant Director of Bands

Administrative Assistant
Leslie O’Neil

Graduate Teaching Assistants
Tom Davoren
Val Jardon
John Leonard
Wyatt Smith
 
Colorguard Instructor
Melissa Smith

Drumline Instructors
Alex Vallar

Drum Majors 2019
Sophia Hollman
Ragan Foster
Colin Wreath
 
Equipment Managers
Nora Birchfield
Cole Epley
David Hedrick
Brakson Ping
Camden Ruckman
Mara Shulda
 
Uniform Managers
Kaylah Eddy
Marissa Haselhuhn
Alina Kolchinsky
Savannah Robinson
Megan Wickingson
 
Librarians
Molly Cummings
Quin Dotzert
KateLynn Irlbeck
Tracie Melville
Nik Schrag
 
Kappa Kappa Psi President 
Megan Wickingson
 
Tau Beta Sigma President
Morgan Mayhew


School of Music Calendar
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA